Many women consider vaginal discharge grossly appalling – it’s wet, tacky, slippery, wets their clothes and sometimes has a really bad smell. Yet vaginal discharge is a normal part of the vagina’s self-cleansing mechanism, and usually lasts for as long as your reproductive system is “viable.” But while some watery or slimy discharge is normal every now and then, there are times when it appears to be whitish green, pale green or dark green, bearing a strong, fishy odor and making your vagina feel itchy.
Most of the time, green discharge from vagina is a sign of infection, most commonly a sexually transmitted one.
How can you know for sure? Here are X real-life stories about neon green discharge that you’ll want to read.
1. I have recently had sex with a guy I knew for some time, and I noticed some kind of green colored discharge coming out my vagina ever since. It’s thick, clumpy and reminds me of cottage cheese. It smells so bad that I need to change my underwear very frequently, like two or three times a day. There’s a lot of it, and I am worries that I might have contracted an STD. We didn’t use protection, but he told me that he was clean, so I didn’t insist. What should I do now? Should I go to a doctor? What does green discharge mean?
AllDischarge.com Expert Answers:
It’s no doubt that you have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Unfortunately, this happens very often, and most commonly if you engage in unprotected sex. As I said before, guys would do literally anything to get laid, even risk your health and safety for a couple of seconds of pleasure. He even risked his own health by engaging in unprotected sex, which kind of speaks for itself. However, there is a good chance that he didn’t know that he had an infection, as most STDs are usually asymptomatic in men. They can pass it to their partner(s) through sexual contact, but they may never experience any symptoms.
As for the whitish green discharge you experience, this is clearly a sign of infection. You say that there’s a very strong odor, which clearly shows that there’s something wrong down there. There are several sexually transmitted diseases that might cause your discharge to be chunky and snot like: gonorrhea, Chlamydia, trichomoniasis, even Human Papillomavirus (HPV). They are easily spread through sexual contact, and common symptoms include green discharge, bad odor, itching, swelling, soreness, and pelvic pain. Have you experience other symptoms except for the abnormal mucus?
Another possible cause of the discharge is bacterial vaginosis. Sexual contact may stimulate it, but it’s typically caused by douching, incorrect wiping, or the use of feminine hygiene products. The color of the discharge ranges from milky white to pale green, but it doesn’t necessarily have a bad odor.
I recommend that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. If left untreated, infections can cause a lot of serious consequences, including infertility. Make sure that you closely follow your doctor’s instructions as to how to take your medication, and don’t forget to ask him about how you should address the excessive amounts of discharge and the bad smell.